New To Blu: An Early Awards Contender Comes Home With ‘Moonrise Kingdom’

moonrise-kingdom-bluAvailable today on DVD and Blu-ray, MOONRISE KINGDOM is arguably one of the best films of the year and tells a delightful coming-of-age story set in a 1960’s New England town where a young boy and girl attempt to run away together and spark a community-wide mobilization to track them down. Co-written (with ROMAN COPPOLA) and directed by WES ANDERSON, the all-star ensemble cast includes EDWARD NORTON, BRUCE WILLIS, BILL MURRAY, TILDA SWINTON, HARVEY KEITEL, FRANCES McDORMAND, JASON SCHWARTZMAN and BOB BALABAN as well as newcomers JARED GILMAN and KARA HAYWARD.

As a lonely small-town cop, BRUCE WILLIS turns in the sort of subdued performance that tends to get noticed come awards season and, at the Cannes press conference to introduce the film, he talked about why he wanted to take the role. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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MOONRISE KINGDOM is available today on DVD and Blu-ray

Matthew Fox Gets A Crash Course In World War II History For ‘Emperor’

first-promotional-posters-emperor-matthew-fox-matthew-fox-30852997-384-512Currently in post-production, EMPEROR is an historical drama set at the end of World War II and centered on General Bonner Fellers’ life-or-death decision regarding the fate of Emperor Hirohito, considered by many a notorious war criminal. Directed by PETER WEBBER from a screenplay by VERA BLASI, the cast includes MATTHEW FOX, TOMMY LEE JONES, AARON JACKSON and TAKATARO KATAOKA.
As General Fellers, MATTHEW FOX had to bone-up on his WWII history in prep for the role. During last weekend’s press conference to promote his appearance in the upcoming thriller ALEX CROSS, FOX took a moment to talk about the challenge of doing the historical drama.

EMPEROR is in post-production now
ALEX CROSS opens in theaters 10/19

Gilroy Brothers Bring Novel Approach To ‘Bourne’ Franchise

bourne_legacyOpening in wide release later this week, THE BOURNE LEGACY is the fourth installment in the big-screen series adapted from the work of best-selling author ROBERT LUDLUM. This time around, a new (but equally mysterious) black ops agent follows in the footsteps of Jason Bourne as he strolls into a world of conspiracy and covert activity. Co-written (with brother DAN) and directed by TONY GILROY, the cast includes JEREMY RENNER, EDWARD NORTON, RACHEL WEISZ, DONNA MURPHY, JOAN ALLEN, ALBERT FINNEY and DAVID STRATHAIRN.
Putting a new spin on an existing franchise is no mean feat but, during the recent press conference to promote the film, the brothers GILROY admitted that once they figured out the new twist it was pretty smooth sailing. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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THE BOURNE LEGACY opens in theaters Friday

Jeremy Renner: Up For The Challenge Of ‘The Bourne Legacy’

bourne_legacyArriving in theaters next month, THE BOURNE LEGACY is the fourth installment in the franchise of big screen adaptations of the work of best-selling author ROBERT LUDLUM. This time around, a new (but equally mysterious) black ops agent follows in the footsteps of Jason Bourne as he strolls into a world of conspiracy and covert activity. Co-written (with brother DAN) and directed by TONY GILROY, the cast includes JEREMY RENNER, EDWARD NORTON, RACHEL WEISZ, DONNA MURPHY, JOAN ALLEN, ALBERT FINNEY and DAVID STRATHAIRN.
Stepping into an already established franchise and essentially replacing its very popular star (MATT DAMON) must have been a stressful undertaking for JEREMY RENNER but, at last week’s press conference, he admitted that the biggest challenge he faced was just getting through the day. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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THE BOURNE LEGACY opens in theaters 8/3

‘Moonrise Kingdom’ Star Bill Murray Wows Crowd At Cannes Press Conference

moonrise_kingdom1In MOONRISE KINGDOM, a small New England island town gets turned on its ear when two 12-year-olds fall in love and run away together into the woods just as a dangerous storm approaches from off-shore. As authorities and parents rush to find them secrets and feelings get revealed. Co-written (with ROMAN COPPOLA) and directed by WES ANDERSON, the ensemble cast includes EDWARD NORTON, BRUCE WILLIS, BILL MURRAY, TILDA SWINTON, HARVEY KEITEL, FRANCES McDORMAND, JASON SCHWARTZMAN and BOB BALABAN as well as newcomers JARED GILMAN and KARA HAYWARD.
Reuniting with ANDERSON for their sixth collaboration, MURRAY recently joked with reporters at the Cannes Film Festival premiere about why he loves working with him. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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MOONRISE KINGDOM opens in theaters today